Morning top 5: AIB fined over money laundering breaches; Gardaí claim no discrepancies in homicide figures

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AIB has been fined over €2.2m for breaches of money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations.

The Central Bank's imposed the fine for six breaches of the 2010 Criminal Justice Act, over a three year period.

AIB admits failing to report over 200 suspicious transactions promptly to Gardaí and the Revenue Commissioners.

The state-owned bank also failed to conduct checks on some existing accounts, in relation to possible money laundering.


The board of the National Maternity Hospital is due to meet this evening, amid ongoing controversy about the facility's future.

Board member Dr Peter Boylan is refusing to step down after he spoke out about concerns about the project's new location and ownership.

The St. Vincent's Healthcare Group last night issued a statement confirming there will be full clinical independence at the facility.

The deal in place between Holles Street and St Vincents Healthcare Group was also published - and the Health Minister says he'll reveal more before contracts are signed.


Gardaí have moved to reassure the public that a review of homicides has found no discrepancy in the way they were investigated.

A review is underway into how a number of killings were classified – and fears have been raised that the figures could be incorrect, which would cause further problems for the beleaguered force.

A special investigation into 41 homicides is underway, with a report due to be delivered to the Policing Authority on Thursday.

Meanwhile Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has said the new tactical training centre will be operational by June.


Today marks the first ever UN Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

The world's worst nuclear accident struck the Ukrainian city 31 years ago and over one million children are still living in the radioactive zone.

The official recognition for the day comes after Adi Roche, founder and CEO of Chernobyl Children International, gave a speech to the UN General Assembly last year.


Senior officials from Donald Trump's team are preparing to brief the entire US Senate on the situation in North Korea.

All 100 of them have been invited to the White House by figures including the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Defence Secretary Jim Mattis.

President Trump has called for tougher new UN sanctions on North Korea after the country carried out further large-scale artillery exercises yesterday.